The ice cream scene shakeup on Capitol Hill continues. A week after Full Tilt announced the closing its 15th Ave E location, Kurt Farm Shop — the popular, hyperlocal ice cream stand in Chophouse Row — revealed it will close permanently December 29. Owner Kurt Timmermeister tells Eater Seattle that a new location for Sweet Alchemy will take its place.
Since opening four years ago, Kurt Farm Shop offered some of the most interesting flavors in Seattle, delicately created with mostly farm-grown herbs like lemon verbena, bay laurel, and rosemary. Timmermeister sourced the milk from his own cows on Vashon Island, and built a loyal following. But he’s been looking to sell this spot since last summer, so the changing of hands should come as little surprise to local residents.
Sweet Alchemy seems to be a good choice to take over. The small batch organic ice cream shop also gets its ingredients from local farms, and has recently been in expansion mode, opening up a second location in Ballard this past April. Sweet Alchemy owner Lois Ko hopes to debut the new Chophouse Row outpost February 6. “We will carry organic dairy ice cream which we make from scratch much as Kurt had, as well as coconut cream-based vegan ice creams, ice cream cakes, pints, scratch made waffle cones, and some fun kombucha/nitro cold brew floats,” she tells Eater Seattle.
UPDATED: December 16, 2019, 5:50 p.m.: This post was updated with new info about the Sweet Alchemy location.